Saturday, 11 December, 2010

Dasher Top Note Box and Tags

This was a little box I whipped up and used as a lucky door prize at a party last weekend.  I've used the Big Shot and Top Note Die and filled it with some choccies for the lucky recipient.   I think I'll be making some more of these boxes because it was so quick and easy.  I totally love this ribbon,  and have been waiting for just the right project to use it.  It's part of the Dress Up Christmas Promotion and it suits this box to a tee.  While I was going, I decided to make some matching gift tags.  I hope you like my latest Dasher project.

Stamps:  Dasher, Contempo Christmas, All About Occasions (retired)
Paper:  River Rock
Ink:  Early Espresso, Real Red
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Sponge, Basic Pearls, 1 3/4 x 7/8" Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1 1/4" Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain, Cropodile, Sticky Strip
Non SU:  Gold Cord

If you have any questions, let me know.

Sunday, 28 November, 2010

Combined Challenge

Back again, 2 posts in one day!!  I can't believe it either.  I really like the Inkspirations Colour Challenge and the Clean and Simple FTL Sketch Challenge so I've decided to combine the two (seeing as I don't have time to do them both individually).
Here's the Inspirations Colour Challenge:

Hmmm... nice hey?  Combine with the Clean and Simple FTL  #117 and voila, a card without having to do much thinking - you have to love that.

And here's my card...clean and simple and I know just who I'm going to give it to as well.

Stamps:  Petal Pizzazz, Short and Sweet
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, 1/8" Rich Razzleberry Taffeta, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Bitty Button

Thanks for looking, til next time.

Just Add Ink Challenge 45

Hi there, hope your weekend is going well.  Just a quick one today, I wanted to show you my card for the Just Add Ink Challenge # 45.  This week it's a sketch challenge.  I really needed a break from Christmas stuff - I spent all day yesterday making gifts for the kids teachers, plus I have had this stamp for a while and was pretty eager to ink it up, and I always seem to be low on male cards - lots of reasons.  I do find male cards challenging sometimes but not this one it came together really easily.  I love the Extreme Elements set - you just can't make a mistake - because it's supposed to look grungy and messy so it doesn't matter what you do. I also cracked open my Cajun Craze ink pad and cardstock and dusted off my rarely used More Mustard.  I did the background by pressing the whole versamark inkpad randomly all over the cardstock and for the Cajun Craze strip across the centre I scrunched it into a ball and then flattened it back out before adhering to the base.  The Crumb Cake and More Mustard layers got an extreme going over with the Distressing Tool from the Cutter Kit.  And by the way, I got my colour combo from the Color Coach, a very handy little tool!

Stamps:  Extreme Guitar, Extreme Elements, On Your Birthday
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Versamark, Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Distressing Tool (from Cutter Kit)

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look.  Have a great day.

Saturday, 27 November, 2010


This cute little bag is made out of an envelope, hence the name - bagalope.  All you need is one C6 sized envelope, although you could use whatever size you want, stamps, ribbon, whatever you like to embellish and you have a quick, easy and very cute little gift bag (not to mention inexpensive).  When I first tried this I used a cheap and nasty envelope (I didn't want to "waste" one of my precious Stampin' Up! envelopes) and it did not turn out at all well.  So I stress that you should only use good quality envelopes on this project.  Stampin' Up! envelopes are actually designed to be stamped on, they are so smooth and you will get a far greater quality image than an ordinary envleope, I just don't want you to be disappointed :(  If you would like to make some of your own click here for the instructions. I have used the Top Note Die to make a topper for my bagalope, but a piece of cardstock folded over would work just as well.

Stamps:  Priceless, So Swirly Wheel
Paper:  River Rock, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink:  River Rock, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Very Vanilla Envelope, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Die, 3/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta, Sticky Strip

Thanks for dropping by and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Thursday, 25 November, 2010

Dasher's a Top Pick!

The Dasher card I submitted for the Just Add Ink Challenge 44 is a top pick this week.  I'm so excited and thankful for all the lovely comments that you ladies have made.  Some of you are my "stamping idols" and I stalk your blogs regularly, so I am completely humbled that you like my card - thanks so very much.  If you'd like to check out the other entries and top picks head over to here.